May 20, 2024
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“You’ll die with this debt.” That’s the lie my husband and I were told. And it’s the lie that so many Americans with staggering amounts of student loan debt have come to … more
Where have the years gone? How many times have some of us said that. At sixty-eight, I seem to ask myself that question every day. I have grown children, grandchildren, a re-marriage, a retirement, … more
When it comes to food, it can be easy to make decisions in the moment based on convenience. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about ordering pizza or grabbing takeout. But when mindless … more
Humans have emotions. And emotions are real. One way to understand our emotions is to view them as answers to one of two questions: Am I safe? and Do I belong? When we experience loss or abandonment … more
Online scammers have gotten so sneaky lately that it’s not just your elderly grandparents at risk—boomers, millennials and even Gen Z-ers can get taken advantage of if they’re not … more
Going to college provides plenty of benefits for some people. For high school students, it might seem like the logical next step after graduation. For older adults, going back to school might sound … more
We often think of the new year as a fresh start, but one obstacle that’s still lingering in the background for so many is the burden of student loan debt. The good news is that you don’t … more
Well, folks, it’s somehow January already. And you know what that means: training your brain to write 2023 instead of 2022 on everything. It also means the season of resolutions is officially … more
So, you’ve made a resolution to take control of your money this year—that’s amazing. A huge part of building new habits in any area of your life is just deciding you’re going … more
We live in a crazy world where we get into heated debates with strangers on the internet and show we like stuff by pressing tiny digital hearts. Who came up with this weirdness? And as we have more … more
It’s no secret that the college application process can get expensive fast. I mean, think about it: Admissions experts usually recommend students apply to anywhere between five and eight … more
No matter what your holiday plans look like, one thing most people can agree on is that giving is a huge part of the Christmas season. And it’s fun to think about our own wish lists, of course. … more
Maybe that little reminder just popped up on your phone letting you know that the Secret Santa exchange with your coworkers is actually tonight, not next week, and you have no idea what to get for … more
’Tis the season to earn money! That’s right, college students: One thing that helps big time with paying for college (or covering those extra expenses along the way) is making the most of … more
Christmas is supposed to be a season full of joy. And sometimes, you have to be intentional about protecting that joy. One thing that instantly puts the spirit of the season at risk is comparison, … more
Christmas and money—now there’s a combination that can send anyone spiraling. When you’re trying to take control of your money, saving for an emergency fund is a crucial part of the … more
I don’t know about you, but personally, I have a love-hate relationship with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I mean, don’t get me wrong—it seems pretty great at first: belly full of … more
If you’re a freshman or sophomore in high school, you might think you don’t need to worry about college tuition right now because you have a ton of time before you graduate. But … more
Did you know we spend a third of our lives at work? Our careers have a huge impact on our overall well-being and life satisfaction. So, if you’re experiencing a hostile work environment or … more
People visit rage rooms so they can go wild. That’s because rage rooms give us full permission to buck the rules of a polite, orderly society. I’ve even done something similar in the … more
Inflation. It’s a constant news headline, the joke of every meme, and the word we curse under our breath every time we have to put the fancy bacon back on the shelf and grab the generic turkey … more
Summer is wrapping up, friends. Whether you spent your days super active or you took it easy, starting your senior year can feel like a wake-up call. There are new things on your plate, like applying … more
I know, it may feel a little early to be talking about Christmas. But hear me out! While you might not be ready to hang the mistletoe, it’s never too early to save money for the holidays. In … more
Your interview was an enormous success. The hiring manager thought you were intelligent and funny, plus your skills and experience checked every box—and then some. All there is to do now is sit … more
Back-to-school season: Whether you and your family have been looking forward to it or dreading it for weeks, it’s officially here. And let’s just say back-to-school shopping will be … more
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